The Parlı Safa Mosque, built during the Akkoyunlu period, was famous for its minaret throughout history. The minaret, which is adorned with works from head to toe, attracts many local and foreign tourists with its unique vanity.
From the pedestal to the cone, kufi and nesih writings, adorned with different shapes and patterns, the minaret, embroidered like a lace, rises into the sky in an elegant way. Until recently, it was covered with a sheath and opened on Fridays. The inscription on the entrance door of the mosque is the signature of Mehmed b. Abdullatif Sînî from the village of Lice’s Sini (Oyuklu).
The square-planned mosque was covered with a single dome and its façade was animated by the last five-eyed congregation. Due to the mystical smell caused by a plant mixed in the materials used in the construction of the mosque and its minaret, the mosque is also called “Parlı” or “Scented” Mosque. The minaret of the mosque is smelled every Friday. The minaret is covered with a cloth and this fabric is removed on Fridays. Thus, by ensuring that the smell is spread to the environment on Friday, it contributes to the formation of a decent environment.